Inov-8 Roclite 280 - Women's
RRP £85 Accelerate Price £50
- Standard Fit (wide)
- 6mm Footbed
- META-SHANK™ II
- 9MM drop
- Sticky rubber outsole
With the recent deletion of the Roclite 315 - you'd have thought there would be an enormous gap in the inov-8 range, with plenty of loyalty left hanging in he balance, thanks to a tried and tested shoe being gone for good.
But along comes the new Roclite 280. Lighter, with a re-fashioned upper and lower volume toe box, allowing foot function thanks to the Standard (wide) Fit, but without the spare shoe that gathers and folds on top of your foot. Also improved is the compatibility with inov-8's Ultra Gaiters. The 280 features the built in Gaiter attachment points that first appeared on the Race Ultra 290.
The Roclite 280 maintains the 9mm drop from heel to toe, that for some (including myself) made the 315 a viable road shoe when required, but ensures a feeling of comfort and protection on longer trails.
So, Gaiter ready, lighter, leaner and with the classic Roclite traction that means door-to-trail running with grip.
Phew, that's a relief. CH